Thomas Morgenstern

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Thomas Morgenstern
Personal information
Full nameThomas Morgenstern
Born(1986-10-30) 30 October 1986 (age 25)
Spittal an der Drau, Austria
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Professional information
ClubSV Villach
SkisFischer
Personal best232,0 m (Planica 2011)
World Cup
Wins22 (+14 Team)
Additional podiums44 (+9 Team)
Total podiums66 (+23 Team)
Updated on
20 January 2012.
 
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Thomas Morgenstern
Personal information
Full nameThomas Morgenstern
Born(1986-10-30) 30 October 1986 (age 25)
Spittal an der Drau, Austria
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Professional information
ClubSV Villach
SkisFischer
Personal best232,0 m (Planica 2011)
World Cup
Wins22 (+14 Team)
Additional podiums44 (+9 Team)
Total podiums66 (+23 Team)
Updated on
20 January 2012.

Thomas Morgenstern (born 30 October 1986 in Spittal an der Drau) is an Austrian ski jumper. Having won the world cup twice, the Four Hills Tournament and the Nordic Tournament once each, the Grand Prix three times, and 12 gold medals at world championships and Olympic games, he is one of the most successful contemporary jumpers.

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Career

Thomas Morgenstern is one of the biggest natural ski jumping talents in Austria. After winning three continental cup events (out of four starts),[1] he made his ski jumping debut at the 2002–03 Four Hills Tournament. He finished 9th in Oberstdorf, 25th in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 9th in Innsbruck and 6th in Bischofshofen, finishing up as 10th in the final ranking. Five days after the end of the tournament, he won his first World Cup jump, in Liberec, Czech Republic.[2] In the following summer, he won the Ski jumping Grand Prix for his first time.[3]

He continued his success well into the 2003–04 season. He was second overall to Sigurd Pettersen during most of the Four Hills tournament, finally ending up in fourth place. He won his first team medal with a 3rd place at the Ski-Flying World Championships.[4]

In the next season, Morgenstern won gold medals in both team events (normal hill and large hill) at the Nordic World Ski Championships.[5]

During the 2006 Winter Olympics, he won the gold medals in the individual and team large hill competitions.[6] Further, he won the bronze medal in the single event at the Ski-Flying World Championships in Bad Mitterndorf.[4] By ending up as 5th, Morgenstern achieved his best ranking in the world cup so far.[2]

In the 2006–07 season, he won the large hill team event at the Nordic World Ski Championships. Further, by reaching the 3rd place in the normal hill event he won his first individual medal at world championships.[5] As in 2003, Morgenstern won the Ski jumping Grand Prix.[3]

At the beginning of the 2007–08 season, he won the first six competitions, which is an all-time record.[7] With these six wins he also tied the record for most wins in a row, previously set by Janne Ahonen, Matti Hautamäki and Gregor Schlierenzauer.[8] In early 2008, Morgenstern won a gold medal at the Ski-Flying World Championships in Oberstdorf. Morgenstern won the world cup for the first time, 233 points ahead of Gregor Schlierenzauer.

During the 2008–09 season, Morgenstern could not win any competition, but won a team gold medal at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec.[5]

The 2009–10 world cup again was very modest with only two victories. However, Morgenstern won gold medals in the team events at the Ski-Flying World Championships and the 2010 Winter Olympics.[4][6]

The season 2010–11 again started very successful by winning four of the first six competitions. Morgenstern further won the Four Hills Tournament for the first time in this season. In January 2011, he won his first ski flying event in Harrachov, and fixed his second victory of the ski jumping world cup with a 5th place at the ski flying competition on the Vikersundbakken on 13 February. At the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo he won gold on the normal hill. It was his first gold medal in an individual event at world championships. In the following he further won gold medals in the team events (normal hill and large hill), both times together with Andreas Kofler, Martin Koch and Gregor Schlierenzauer, as well as the silver medal in the individual large-hill event.

As of 20 January 2012, Morgenstern has 22 World Cup victories, 3 Olympic gold medals, and 9 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals at world championships.

Honours

Results

Olympic Games

FIS Ski Flying Championships

World Ski Championships

Morgenstern at the Nordic World Ski Championships 2011

Junior World Ski Championships

World Cup

Single
SeasonDateCountry/Venue
2002–0311 January 2003Czech Republic Liberec
2005–0610 March 2006Norway Lillehammer
2007–081 December 2007Finland Kuusamo
8 December 2007Norway Trondheim
9 December 2007Norway Trondheim
13 December 2007Austria Villach
14 December 2007Austria Villach
22 December 2007Switzerland Engelberg
30 December 2007Germany Oberstdorf
2 February 2008Japan Sapporo
3 February 2008Japan Sapporo
8 February 2008Czech Republic Liberec
2009–106 January 2010Austria Bischofshofen
16 January 2010Japan Sapporo
2010–114 December 2010Norway Lillehammer
5 December 2010Norway Lillehammer
17 December 2010Switzerland Engelberg
18 December 2010Switzerland Engelberg
29 December 2010Germany Oberstdorf
3 January 2011Austria Innsbruck
9 January 2011Czech Republic Harrachov
2011–126 January 2012Austria Bischofshofen
Team
SeasonDateCountry/Venue
2002–038 March 2003Norway Oslo
2004–0512 February 2005Italy Pragelato
2005–064 March 2006Finland Lahti
2006–0710 March 2007Finland Lahti
2008–097 February 2009Germany Willingen
7 March 2009Finland Lahti
14 March 2009Norway Vikersund
2009–1027 November 2009Finland Kuusamo
2010–1127 November 2010Finland Kuusamo
29 January 2011Germany Willingen
6 February 2011Germany Oberstdorf
12 March 2011Finland Lahti
19 March 2011Slovenia Planica
2011–1227 November 2011Finland Kuusamo
Single overview
SeasonWCSF4HNT
2002–0320 –1013
2003–046 –49
2004–057 –38
2005–065 –201
2006–076 –417
2007–081 –26
2008–0971888
2009–1031863
2010–11131 –
2011–122

WC: World Cup,
SF: Ski Flying,
4H: Four Hills Tournament,
NT: Nordic Tournament

Summer Grand Prix

Single
SeasonDateCountry/Venue
200310 August 2003Germany Hinterzarten
200514 August 2005France Courchevel
200712 August 2007Germany Hinterzarten
18 August 2007Switzerland Einsiedeln
24 August 2007Poland Zakopane
201117 July 2011Poland Wisła
20 July 2011Poland Szczyrk
23 July 2011Poland Zakopane
7 August 2011Germany Hinterzarten
13 August 2011France Courchevel
Team
SeasonDateCountry/Venue
20039 August 2003Germany Hinterzarten
20044 August 2004Germany Hinterzarten
200711 August 2007Germany Hinterzarten
200826 July 2008Germany Hinterzarten
201122 July 2011Poland Zakopane
6 August 2011Germany Hinterzarten
Single overview
SeasonPlace
20031
20044
20053
200626
20071
20087
200952
20104
20111

Continental Cup

Single
SeasonDateCountry/Venue
2002–0315 December 2002Finland Lahti
21 December 2002Czech Republic Liberec
22 December 2002Czech Republic Liberec
Single overview
SeasonPlace
2002–0318

References

  1. ^ a b Morgenstern's FIS-Ski Continental Cup Results
  2. ^ a b c Morgenstern's FIS-Ski World Cup Results
  3. ^ a b c Morgenstern's FIS-Ski Grand Prix Results
  4. ^ a b c Morgenstern's FIS-Ski-Flying World Championships Results
  5. ^ a b c Morgenstern's FIS-Ski World Championships Results
  6. ^ a b Morgenstern's Olympic Winter Games Results
  7. ^ Der Standard: Und wieder Morgenstern, 14 December 2007 (German)
  8. ^ Der Standard: Küttel nimmt Morgenstern den Druck, 23 December 2007 (German)

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Awards
Preceded by
Thomas Vanek
Jürgen Melzer
Austria Austrian Sportsman of the year
2008
2011
Succeeded by
Wolfgang Loitzl
Incumbent